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Try trimming away processes and activities which add no value

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#Tip: Try trimming away processes and activities which add no value to your supply chain. High transportation costs, procurement costs, inventory and storage costs, waste in the supply chain, inadequate inventory management, and poor forecast accuracy are all areas to examine in detail if you want your supply chain to support rather than hinder overall business success. A great deal of cost can be saved not by making cuts per se, but by improving, streamlining, and optimizing the supply chain.

Don’t overlook the importance of Labeling!

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Labeling is one of the many factors that affect the supply chain and determines the success of a product being delivered on time. The five key areas where labeling affects the supply chain are stocking, recalls, warehouse, shipping, and product details. Misprinted labels come at a high cost. Chargebacks from big-box retailers can range from $5 to $165 per label. In 2018, companies paid up to $24 billion US in recalls for reasons including misprinted labels!

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MAVES Wednesday Wisdom – Did you know?

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50% of respondents say advancements in technologies are exerting a strong impact on their company’s logistics, supply chain, and transportation operations. Forbes Insights). How are you incorporating new technologies in your supply chain management in an effort to address fast-evolving consumer needs and interests? The post MAVES Wednesday Wisdom – Did you know? appeared first on Maves.

Key strategies to increase supply chain resilience

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How can 3PLs increase their resilience? And what are the changes that 3PLs need to adapt to, to ensure long-term success?

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

The Global Supply Chain is Evolving – Are you ready?

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The global supply chain is evolving every day, adding complexity to the roles of shippers and their third-party logistics providers (3PLs). The “I want it now” environment, formed by the evolution the digital world and fostered by both millennials and companies like Amazon, is creating opportunities for those 3PLs willing to change and adapt to meet those consumer demands.

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New Partnerships

MAVES

For many years we have supported the label requirements of our 3PL clients through our ViewPoint Logistics TM software, specifically using Teklynx integrated barcode solutions. MAVES is now an official business partner and reseller of Teklynx software, allowing us to provide even better label solutions for our Clients. In 2019 MAVES became a partner with Techdinamics, expanding your options for quick and simple connectivity to all the major Webstores.

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Spotlight Article: Meet Tony Zhang

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Recap of the 2019 MAVES Advisory Board Users Group Conference

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Thank you for joining us at the 2019 MAVES Advisory Board user Group, See you in 2020

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That's a wrap. Thanks to all who joined us at # MABUG2019 in # Sacramento. See you at # MABUG2020 ! The post Thank you for joining us at the 2019 MAVES Advisory Board user Group, See you in 2020 appeared first on Maves.

Become a Walmart On-Time In-Full Guru With the Ultimate Guide to OTIF!

Information on Walmart’s On-Time In-Full program is scattered, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about OTIF. Download this ebook to get the skinny on OTIF metrics, identifying the root cause of issues, and how to improve your scores!

We want to thank you for being a loyal customer

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This Valentine's Day we decided to create a video to say thank you to our clients. We appreciate your business and your support. link] The post We want to thank you for being a loyal customer appeared first on Maves.

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MAVES “The Highview” Newsletter Volume 1

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MAVES is pleased to announce the start of our new Newsletter entitled “The Highview” This will be posted quarterly to keep you updated on what’s happening at MAVES and whats new in the 3PL world. We invite you to have a read! MAVES July 2018 Newsletter. The post MAVES “The Highview” Newsletter Volume 1 appeared first on Maves.

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Feeling blue? Its time to heat up your Cold Chain Solutions with MAVES

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Over 40 years ago, our first client was a Private Refrigerated Warehouse (PRW). So we understand your daily challenges can include: locating your client’s products in the variable temperature controlled environment, management of of code dated products, provision of flawlessly detailed product activity records and retention and availability of any data supporting the movement of the goods through your company’s position in the Cold Chain.

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Brexit deal protects economy, but still much to do says Logistics UK

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with optimism to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) reached between the UK and EU, but has cautioned that there is still much to be done to protect the nation’s supply chains, and the economy as a whole

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Shoppers bag toys early this Christmas in the UK, driving November sales up 11% year-on-year

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In 2020 Brits of all ages turned to toys to help occupy the long weeks of lockdown. From entertainment to education, crafting to creating, to simply playing outside, the sector has proved its worth during the COVID-19 restrictions

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Six months after COVID-19 started making its mark across the world, lockdown restrictions and widespread working from home offices have caused many consumers to rethink their shopping habits. Retail technology company Conversity believes that understanding the intricacies of these new mindsets is vital if brands are to thrive in the post-pandemic world

Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Global provider of Intelligent Sourcing Automation, Keelvar, has launched its new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation solution

Retailers must optimise their pricing strategies for affordability during the golden quarter, says Oxylabs

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Recent figures from the CBI has revealed ‘retail sales fell at its fastest pace in four months in October’ as people reined in spending in the face of more coronavirus restrictions

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

‘Use your loaf’: Bakers Basco boss warns of tensions in bakery supply chain if panic buying reaches pre-lockdown levels.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Paul Empson, General Manager of Bakers Basco, is warning the general public to ‘use one’s loaf’ and avoid panic buying as the possibility of a second nationwide UK lockdown hangs in the balance, to ensure demand doesn’t outstrip supply

Achieving an agile supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Supply chain resilience has never been more important. Global markets are apt to change at a moment’s notice, often a result of dramatic shifts in consumer demand and availability of products – as can be seen most recently, in the restriction in component supply due to global lockdown. These sudden changes in demand can affect manufacturers in every sector

Researchers use tweets to Analyse supply chain issues

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

"The global supply chain has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," according to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging at AFFLINK, the sales and marketing organisation for distributors in the US

Lacklustre training leaves retail staff underprepared to perform during the pandemic, research from Axonify reveals

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A lack of training has left frontline retail associates underprepared to perform during the pandemic, research from the latest report from Axonify, a modern training and communication solution for frontline associates, has revealed

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

BlueVoyant launches CRx to reduce cyber risk in business ecosystems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, has launched its Cyber Risk Management (CRx) suite of services for business ecosystems, including entire supply chains and investment portfolios

Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, has announced another step in its drive to enhance the emirate’s rank as an international hub for trade and logistics with the acquisition of MICCO Logistics

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

How the heatwave impacted the High Street

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Matthew Robertson, co-CEO, NetDespatch. As we see the first signs of the heatwave dissipating and wetter weather coming in, this got me thinking about recent articles that I've read about the negative impact on productivity the balmy summer weather has had on office workers, with many preferring to work from home and not venture into heat-baked cities, over-crowded tubes and frenzied traffic jams

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

CrowdStrike Inc., the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne

6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

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As the logistics industry prepares for the 2021 supply chain trends, an uncertain future becomes the problem.

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5 Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Managers in 2021

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Several challenges loom large for supply chain managers as 2021 approaches for the transportation industry.

Wired for Success: Optimizing Sales and Operations Planning for the Wire & Cable Industry

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The global wire and cable manufacturing industry is slated to be valued at US $232 billion by 2025 at an annual growth rate (AGR) of approximately 5 percent.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!